Chikuzen Province


Chikuzen Province
Chikuzen Province in 1868.

Chikuzen Province

Chikuzen Province (筑前国) was an old Province of Japan. It is now in modern day Fukuoka Prefecture.1

It is stated to have been the Province that the Empress Saimei died in.2

Around the 700’s AD the waka poet Yamanoue no Okura became Governor of this province.3


1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.
3. Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai. (2005) “1000 Poems from the Manyōshū: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

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Chikuzen Province